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This elective provides experience with minimally invasive surgery as well as the workup and surgical management of the obese patient.


Dr. Daniel Sherwinter


To learn the principles of basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery; gain experience with the preoperative evaluation, surgical and postoperative management of morbid obesity; and btain basic skills in laparoscopic surgery.

Learning Experience

The intern will work closely with preceptors in inpatient and outpatient settings. Addtionally, the intern will act as a primary member of the surgical team, helping to solve problems which may arise on a daily basis in the complex realm of medical and surgical management of morbid obesity.

Feedback and Evaluation

Daily interaction. Evaluation at the completion of the elective.